‘City Streets to Sussex Lanes’

A Country Childhood by David Johnston

Book reviews:-City Streets_NEW

2008 – Childhood memoirs published as’City Streets to Sussex Lanes’ by Pomegranate Press, Lewes.Described by the Sussex Book Club as ‘a Sussex classic – Johnston’s evocative pen brings to life a world that has gone, rich with country flavours and peopled by strong individuals who flourished in areas remote from the general gaze. It vividly recaptures the sounds and smells of the old farms and cottages where he lived; his adventures down country lanes and field paths; and his delight in the wildlife and the country characters he met on the way.’

From a review in:- This England: ‘This is no rose-tinted reminiscence – the life was often hard and cruel – but the author’s lyrical way with words and sharp memory for detail give it a beauty and truth that raise it far above most similar memoirs.’

2008 – BBC Radio Lewes – I am interviewed on the David Arscott, show (radio & television broadcaster – now retired ) we are on air for about twenty minutes – chatting and reviewing my book – ‘City Streets to Sussex Lanes’.

2008 – BBC Southern Counties Radio – I am invited onto the popular ‘Gorden Astley Mid-Morning Radio Show’ – were I am on air for about twenty minutes, and during which time,  we chat about my book – ‘City Streets to Sussex Lanes’.

This book is available to purchase from David Johnston.  If you wish to purchase a copy it is available for £8.50 excluding delivery, and you can order a copy by contacting

Tel: 01798 345296                      Mobile: 07854738475

Email: johnston.david.rg@gmail.com

'David Johnston, is a Sussex Artist who creates 'offbeat' paintings with an old world flavour. David also has a Sussex Countryside Photography Collection. Here you can enjoy a Unique Collection of Landscapes – Natural World – Steam Fairs – Bygone Farming – Heavy Horses – Barns & Farm Buildings – Military Vehicles